December 19, 2019
What happens when you let a 16-year-old join a team full of experienced adults? Good things. Great things. Fantastic things. Nothing bad whatsoever.
My 4-month internship is ending. As the superb employee that I am, I’ll be working off my hours for days that I missed – which isn’t that terrible. I’m lucky enough to spend half of a school day in an open workspace with lots of food. You’ll never believe how great cereal is while copywriting, alongside a weird cranberry-tonic-water mix that didn’t mix well. I’ve found myself running to wash the dishes before heading back to school one too many times.
Aside from rushing back to school whenever I finished my work session, I’ve enjoyed the culture of an advertising agency. Each employee has a story to share, and whether it’s good or bad is really up to the listener. Regardless, everybody knows each other and can often be seen exchanging friendly quips.
Junction59 is all about creativity, and I’ve experienced my fair share of the way things are run. Hopefully you haven’t noticed any of my social posts, as I’d like to think that my writing style fits with the flow of the company. I’ve been trusted to handle a variety of projects – hopefully my terrible puns will outlast my stay here and will continue to haunt Ben Benchitrit, one of the agency’s Creative Directors (also a former yacht owner). On top of that, I’ve learned how to write proper emails, how to use Outlook (which is surprisingly hard), and I’m now fluent in office lingo. One could say I’ll be OOO for a while as I enter my holiday break.
In the month of interning that I have left, my main two goals are: to work on even more projects and to use more fancy acronyms throughout the day.
I’ll miss being able to walk through MOCA and swipe my key card to get through employee entrances – it’s surprisingly motivational and makes me feel like I’m a VIP. Sadly though, my internship is almost up, and it’s gone by faster than somebody can say “meeting in 5.”